Vandegrift, Alexander A.

1943 card signed as Major General Commanding 1st Marine Division, Medal of Honor & Navy Cross recipient, Marine Corps Commandant 1944-46

Price: $175.00

Description:
(1887-1973) US Marine Corps General, commanded 1st Marine Division to victory in the first ground offensive of WW II, the Battle of Guadalcanal. For his actions during the Solomon Islands campaign, awarded Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor. Brigadier General 1940, Major General 1942, Lieutenant General 1944. 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1944-46, 1st Marine to hold rank of 4-star General while on active duty. War-dated 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 card signed as Major General USMC commanding 1st Marine Division, February 1 1943, mounted with photo corners to 11 x 8 1/2 sheet with small magazine portrait as Lieutenant General USMC next to typed identification. Received after Battle of Guadalcanal and before he received the Medal of Honor.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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